What Lies Within
Jul 14, 2014 08:15 AM
I saw the name Janalyn on another website with unique baby names. I think that it’s a very pretty name, but do you think that it is too trendy?
Yes, it sounds like a pretty name, and is definitely a combination of the names Jana and Lyn. However, be careful with words that lie within a name! It may lead to teasing.
Therefore, I would not recommend using this name.
Calling Captain Kirk!
Jan 29, 2014 10:43 AM
My husband and I have been arguing lately over what to name the boy we’re expecting. I like generic names since my name is Chaesyn (like Chasen) and no one knows how to spell it or even say it. Ever since I was a teenager I’ve loved the name James and wanted to name my son, if I had one, James. When I fell in love with my husband and once we got married I never even thought about this but his last name is Kirk. Would my son get teased for having the name James Kirk like in Star Trek?
Being an avid Star Trek fan, I have to say: THAT IS SO COOL! James Kirk is an amazing, iconic character. It would be different if your husband’s last name was Duck and you wanted to name your son Donald. However, I don’t see a teasing factor with James Kirk. At least, not as a child, since most children have not yet been exposed to Star Trek. Those that have seen the current movies would be a little older. And if anyone tried to tease him, your son could always say “I’m so awesome, the character was named after ME!”
What does your husband think?
Let me know what you decide!
My husband and I are having our first baby soon and we were looking for a nice, but unique name to name her. After some thought we’re torn and a bit concerned, we want to name her Cherry but I am afraid that she will be teased. Do you think she will be teased at school? I haven’t spoken to any other family members other than my mom and she said no. Should I listen to my mom and pick another name or go with our guts? This keeps me up at night.
Don’t do it. Aside from the fact that Cherry is a slang term for the female sex organ, it also is a diminutive name, which I don’t advise giving to baby girls. Those I have loosely surveyed about the name come back with “stripper name.”
The fact that it keeps you up at night should be a clue: DON’T DO IT. Go back to name storming; I will be happy to review the other names you come up with.